Upcoming Events

3
Nov
Adult / Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner Training (Online)
Web-Based Training

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this online sexual assault examiner (SAE) training. Participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive adult/adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault. This 40 hour online course will cover topics including:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Dynamics of Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault
  • The Medical Forensic Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Program/Operational Issues
  • Patient-Centered Coordinated Team Approach
  • The Justice System and Testimony
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

Registration is free to properly licensed health care providers from IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities. Health care providers from referral facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual assault are also eligible to attend at no cost. The course will be accessible through the tribal forensic healthcare learning management system.  Materials will be downloadable from within the course.  Participants must have regular access to the internet with a connection faster than analog/dial-up.  The course must be completed by January 9, 2015.  No exceptions or extensions will be granted.

This is a 40-hour self-paced course. Students may complete the work at any time of the day or night that is convenient to them.

Questions?  Email us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org

3
Nov
Sexual Assault Examiner Training (Classroom-Based) in Fairbanks, AK
SAE Training
Fairbanks, Alaska

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this five-day, classroom-based sexual assault examiner (SAE) training. Participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive adult/adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault. This 40 hour classroom-based course will cover topics including:

3
Nov
Health Impact of IPV
Webinar

The health impacts of intimate partner violence (IPV) are well documented in the scientific literature.  There are a wide variety of comorbid health complaints described, ranging from chronic pain complaints to gynecological disorders to cardiac disease. Because of this, clinicians must approach the care of IPV patients as more than just the documentation of an acute episode of violence.  All healthcare providers, regardless of specialty, need to understand how experiencing violence, including IPV, impact both the short- and long-term health of patients.

3
Dec
Bringing Life and Hope to Kids Exposed to Toxic Stress including Substance Abuse
Webinar

This webinar will discuss the health and social impact of toxic stress, including family substance abuse on children.  Providers will learn how to identify ways that they and their community can change the trajectory of children exposed to toxic stress.

Announcements

October 6, 2014

Forensic equipment is available to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian healthcare facilities at no cost from the Indian Health Service. Forensic equipment consists of a high-quality digital camera, a laptop installed with Second Opinion software, a tripod, camera lenses, and other accessories housed in a durable storage case. Colposcopes are also available. To receive equipment, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TGYMNSN and complete the form.

September 3, 2013

The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) at IHS is pleased to announce the launch of its new forensic healthcare Web site.

June 18, 2013

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training project is excited to announce the upcoming schedule of Sexual Assault Examiner Classroom Trainings and Clinical Skills Trainings. These multi-day trainings run from September 2013 - February 2014, and are open to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants.  Scholarships are available!  Click to read more.

May 10, 2013

For recorded sessions on how to install your forensic equipment and basic tips for using the digital camera and colposcope, visit Second Opinion’s File Sharing Portal at: https://files.secondopinion.net/fs/v.aspx?v=8b6f62889c666eb96f97